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William Manchester
(1922-2004) born on
Apr 1
US historian. He is best known for "Death of a President."
         
   
F
It would be inaccurate to say that Churchill and I conversed. . . . Like Gladstone speaking to Victoria, he addressed me as though I were a one-man House of Commons. It was superb.

R
Abruptly the poker of memory stirs the ashes of recollection and uncovers a forgotten ember, still smoldering down there, still hot, still glowing, still red as red.
A
Men . . . do not fight for flag or country, for the Marine Corps or glory or any other abstraction. They fight for one another. [And] if you came through this ordeal, you would age with dignity.
N
An Edwardian lady in full dress was a wonder to behold, and her preparations for viewing were awesome.
K
Actors who have tried to play Churchill and MacArthur have failed abysmally because each of those men was a great actor playing himself.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: On his initial meeting with Winston Churchill, recounted in "The Last Lion," 1983.
R: "Good-bye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War," 1980.
A: On an enemy attack, "Good-bye, Darkness: A Memoir of the Pacific War," 1980.
N: "The Last Lion," 1983.
K: In "Book-of-the-Month Club News," Jun 1983.
   


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